Centre for Homelessness and Inclusion Health

It’s time to put the spotlight on our second School Centre: the Centre for Homelessness and Inclusion Health! Did you always wonder about the centre’s journey, initiatives and inspiring work? Read this interview with Dr. Fiona Cuthill, the Academic Director for the Centre for Homeless and Inclusion Health, to learn all about it …

International Day of Happiness: when hope is needed the most!

This Saturday, on March 20th, we are celebrating the ‘International Day of Happiness’. I have to be honest, it feels strange to write about happiness amongst so much confinement and grief that COVID-19 has brought into all of our lives. I believe that is important to acknowledge those who suffered, …

How to Be a Savvy Scholar

The way that we find and consume information is constantly changing – from traditional (such as watching television) through online searches (think of Google) to digital (mobile apps). These changes are also having some significant effects on research, as well as everywhere else. Traditionally, researchers disseminate their work by attending …

The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health and Policy Research Centre

Did you know we have 5 main research centres in our School? Did you know that PGR students are more than welcome to join them, and we can actually join more than one if we would like? If your answer to the above questions is something along the lines ‘Emm, I had no idea’, then you are not alone.   We are excited to introduce our new monthly …

Virtual working retreat: a PGR reps initiative

Last year was one of the most challenging years for not only our school, but the whole world. The COVID-19 pandemic not only changed the way we perceive interpersonal communication, but it highlighted how student and academic communities can interact with each other whilst social distancing. As this year’s PGR …

Mental Health Day: It’s everyone’s business!

Last Saturday, on 10th October, we commemorated ‘World Mental Health Day’! World Mental Health Day is the international day to acknowledging the importance of mental health, and the theme for this year was ‘mental health for all’. This day aims to raise awareness and fight stigma and discrimination associated with mental health …

Online Recruitment Part 1: Becoming a JENGA master

Recruiting participants is a challenge for many psychosocial research projects, especially at a graduate level, where resources are scarce and project timelines are tight. Having just completed my online survey recruitment, I feel the urge to pass on my recently acquired knowledge on this topic. I do not claim I …